Teresa is a Utah native. She has an MBA from the University of Utah Executive program, where she graduated in the top 10%, and received her undergraduate degree from Weber State University in History and Sociology, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Honors. She did all of this as a single mom while supporting her family working in various accounting and finance positions.
Now, Teresa has 19 plus years of human resources leadership experience in domestic and global organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. Her expertise is in implementing organizational changes to leverage human capital and optimize business results. In companies including Alcoa, Wilson Sporting Goods Co., Amer Sports Americas, and ATK Thiokol Propulsion, she has created and built systems to effectively find, attract, and retain employees with needed skills, and continue developing those skills to maximize employee performance and propel company growth. Her work and leadership in systemic changes have produced greater organizational efficiencies, significant cost savings, improved leadership, better human resources support, and a host of other benefits that directly drove business success. In her current role as Vice President of Human Resources at School Improvement Network, she has performed extensive work with workforce analytics and built plans to address the technology gap. Teresa is certified in DiSC, Zenger Miller, AchieveGlobal, Firo-B, Arbinger, and DDI training and coaching programs.
Teresa is also an entrepreneur, and knows what it takes to start a business. She is the co-founder of CorpUSA Inc., which provides corporate kits for attorneys and individuals starting their own business and recently sold in 2013. She co-founded TnT Ski Adventure LLC., a small boutique ski guide service in the Rocky Mountains, and is the sole founder and owner of TIL Properties, a property management company.
Outside of work, Teresa is also actively involved in her community. She has served as a member of the board of directors for the Family Support Center of Ogden, and was a Chair for ASWSU Environmental Projects. In these and numerous other organizations, she has been recognized for her time and efforts in volunteering.
When not at work, Teresa enjoys high-spirited adventure activities and travel. She currently resides in Bountiful with her husband, Eric. Their combined family of six children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren help feed her passion for education in the State of Utah.